Instructors can create groups of students within their courses. Groups usually consist of a smaller number of students in a course, such as study groups or project groups. These course groups have their own areas in the course to collaborate. These spaces are equipped with tools that can assist each group member including:
Your instructor provides the communication and collaboration tools that only group members can access, such as a private file exchange area, a group discussion board, and a group journal.
Your instructor places you into a group or allows you to select the group you want to join.
After you are enrolled in a group, only your instructor can remove you from the group. This applies to self-enroll and student-created groups as well. Contact your instructor about leaving a group.
If you create a group within your course for other classmates to join, they have to self-enroll in the group by clicking Sign Up under the group name in the list of groups.
Find the group listed on the Groups page and click Sign Up. The group displays in your My Groups area.
You do not have the ability to remove classmates from a group you created. Talk to your instructor about removing a classmate from your group.
You access groups within your course in the following ways:
My Groups panel: The My Groups panel appears following the course menu. It provides direct links to the group area for each group you belong to. You can expand the panel to reveal all the tools that are available for your group to use. If you are enrolled in a group, the panel appears automatically.